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: The World

With Kirsty Lang.
Followed by Weather


Unknown: Kirsty Lang.

: Proms on Four

Tenor Placido Domingo makes his long-awaited Proms debut in the Royal Opera House's new production of Wagner's epic Die Walkure, the second opera in the Ring cycle. The cast also includes baritone Bryn Terfel as Wotan and soprano Lisa Gasteen as Brunnhilde. Antonio Pappano conducts the Royal Opera House Orchestra.
Charles Hazlewood introduces the first of this year's Proms from London's Royal
Albert Hall. There's more on BBC4 all this week at 7.30pm, plus this concert live on BBC Radio 3 from 5pm. See Radio Choices on page 118. INTERACTIVE: digital viewers can access music notes via the red button


Tenor: Placido Domingo
Baritone: Bryn Terfel
Soprano: Lisa Gasteen
Unknown: Antonio Pappano
Introduces: Charles Hazlewood

: Death on the Staircase -the Aftermath

What happened to the key protagonists after the trial televised as Death on the Staircase? Defence and prosecution lawyers are among the interviewees.

: Dickens in America: the Passage Ou

t: 1/10. What has - and hasn't - altered since Charles Dickens visited America in the 19th century?
Miriam Margolyes retraces his journey. Continues tomorrow, 12.35( S)


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes

: In the Footsteps of Churchill

1/8. How did a schoolboy of little distinction become one of Britain's greatest leaders? Richard Holmes examines Winston Churchill 's early years, from his birth at Blenheim to military service in Egypt and North Africa. More tomorrow at 1.05am


Leaders: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Winston Churchill

: The African Rock 'n' Roll Years

4/6. Tabu Ley Rochereau , Pepe Kalle and others discuss music from Central Africa


Unknown: Tabu Ley Rochereau
Unknown: Pepe Kalle

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About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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